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Bug#365696: Failure to detect CD on IBM T43.

Geert Stappers <stappers@debian.org> writes:

> Tags 365696 moreinfo please
> Thanks mate
> On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 10:45:16AM +0400, Sergei Organov wrote:
>> Package: installation-reports
>    <snip/>
>> 0000:00:1f.2 0101: 8086:2653 (rev 03)
>> 0000:00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 03)
>    <snip/>
>> May  2 09:58:52 kernel: ata2(0): WARNING: ATAPI is disabled, device ignored.
>    <snip/> 
>> No, there is no any BIOS options to change for the SATA controller. I've
>> once rebuilt the installation image with ide_generic being loaded before
>> ata_piix and that fixed the problem. Then I've built custom kernel with
>> the same change and thus managed to have working Debian on this
>> notebook. Today I decided to try the latest installer but it still fails
>> so now I report this.
> Does http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/SataAtapiHowto help?

Thanks for the pointer. I think it will help to some degree, but I'm
rather sceptic about ata_piix PATA support as I've got very bad
experience with it on another (desktop) computer. I believe kernel guys
have very good reasons not to enable it by default.


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